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Devils Backbone Striped Bass Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This refreshing pale ale was created to be consumed while enjoying the bounty of the bay. Gold in color, light to medium in body, and a crisp finish with hints of citrusy American hop varieties.


EKGoldings' rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bought a bomber of this last weekend and sampled it today. Light amber color, nice head, aroma is mild citrusy hops with malty, yeasty taste. The balance on this is perfect and Iíd love to find it on tap. DB makes good beer - Iíve been impressed with the quality of everything Iíve had from them. Nothing outlandish, just clean, well made, yummy beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Can: thanks, Chris! Goldenrod & yellow body, slight chill haze over mild clarity with a foamy white head that settles as quick as it rises. Aroma has mild floral notes, grassy hops, faint pepper, mild citric presence (old grapefruit peel, faint)... Slightly tame & one-dimensional, but still nice. Taste isnít as heavily bitter as expected... Pale malts & a touch of faintly sweet bread pave the way for grassy, leafy hops, a touch of white pepper, earthy & dirty tones, & a mild bit of sulfur on the back-end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LKay (104) - Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pretty decent pale ale. A little more masculine of a pale ale, but pretty surprising for a pale ale from Virginia.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2013
In can at Cantlerís in Annapolis, MD. Golden with white head. Some malt and citrus aroma. Light caramel malt flavor and citrus hop flavor. Very pleased with this brew. Good summertime beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Thanks to tectactoe for splitting this one. Nice and refreshing easy drink. Really underrated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Can. Pours clear golden yellow with a creamy white head. Smell is hop, wet hay, wheat, bread, faint malt and a little citrus juice. Taste is mild hops, sweet malt, faint floral notes, pine, and bread. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (3861) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Can. The pourís clear light gold with a robust, creamy white head. The nose is herb-brushed pear, peach. Soft citrus. Not particularly vibrant. The taste is more interesting. Pacific citrus hops. Assertive bitterness. A touch of salt. Biscuit. Nice and light, nimble. Pretty dry on the finish. Overall, solid stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Sampler at RFD. Draft->mini lager. Clear gold with white head. Light citrus hops and grass. Average but drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeadyDE (426) - Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Can pour..1 finger head that goes away..light golden hue.surprisingly not very carbonated at all..aroma is bready malt..slight sweetness with some citrus characteristics lemon mostly..mouthfeel is alright but not much to it..would like more presence from everything..hoping to try more of the devils backbone repertoire soon as they make more inroads into md..does taste quite fresh and refreshing and this would be a good apa to enjoy straight from the vessel..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dr_Fellini (268) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear deep golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is a very pleasant light citrus aroma with a mild malt background. Flavor is a bit disappointing, with a light bitterness mixed with an almost lager-like characteristic. Light in body with a lingering lager flavor in the finish. Not my favorite pale by any means.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agl108 (722) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On draft at Friscoís Taphouse. Poured golden with minimal head. Sweet, mildly hoppy. Rather bland.


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